Most Australians remain positive about the Australian response to COVID-19, relative to the rest of the world, and about their own personal response to the virus: 80% and 73%, respectively, rate these as ‘very good’ or ‘good’. As government restrictions on public movement and gatherings continue to ease across Australian states and territories, many Australians feel comfortable getting back to the types of activities undertaken pre-COVID-19 – but with some key exceptions.

True Issues is a research tool to assist Australian businesses to understand where their issues truly sit within the contemporary issues landscape. This poll was conducted as an online survey between 1st – 5th July among a representative national sample of 1,000 Australians aged 18+ years.

Overall, Australians remain largely positive about the response of their State and Territory Governments (67% ‘very good’ or ‘good’) but opinion has softened on the Federal Government response (60% ‘very good’ or ‘good’, down from 66%).

Heading into the summer festive season, Australians feel at least somewhat comfortable with:

  • Family and friends visiting their home (75%)
  • Having meals or drinks outdoors at restaurants or pubs (71%)
  • Going to the beach (70%)
  • Shopping in an enclosed retail centre (70%).

However, many Australians are not comfortable:

  • Attending large outdoor sports or entertainment events (45%)
  • Using public transport during peak hours (52%)
  • Using taxis and rideshare services (43%).

Summer holidays may also look a little different this year, with many Australians not comfortable flying interstate (49%), staying in a hotel (39%) and least of all going on a cruise (62%).

This was an excerpt from our latest True Issues report, to read the full report, click the link below.

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